The art of finding the perfect Christmas present

Ireland’s galleries and museums are a source of inspiration for art lovers, and their shops are treasure troves of gifts for everyone

Mini Lewis chess set, for sale at the National Museum

Stuck for ideas? Hoping to come across an Aladdin’s cave? Where better than the gift shops of Ireland’s public galleries and museums, with everything available online?

Has there ever been a winter when we were more in need of indoor games? The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has a stunning Mini Lewis Chess Set with scaled reproductions of chess pieces that were found by a shepherd in 183 on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s ...